The Optimist Club of Gettysburg wishes everyone a very Merry Christmas.

Didn’t make the advanced registration? It’s not to late.  Complete the online registration form and email it to [email protected] by January 1, 2014.

The Optimist Club of Gettysburg has been sponsoring the youth basketball program for more than 40 years.  The free program is open to all youth in grades 1st through 6th regardless of the level of individual talent.  The season begins on Saturday, January 11, 2014 and runs through March 15, 2014 at the Gettysburg Area Middle School, Lefever Street in Gettysburg.

Visit our website for more information on the program.

We will be at the Gettysburg Middle School Cafeteria on Saturday, December 14th from 9-11am for Optimist Basketball sign-ups.  All children in grades 1-6 are welcome to participate.  There is no fee for this program.  Basketball sessions will be on Saturdays from 9am-1pm beginning January 11th.  Groups will be divided by age and gender.

The Optimist Club of Gettysburg is sponsoring the All Star Magic Show on Friday December 13, 2013.  For more than 25 years the Gettysburg Optimist have sponsored the event with the funds going to support more than 19 Optimist, youth related programs conducted throughout the year.  Magic Show Chairman, Doug Miller has once again  planned an evening that the attending youth and their parents will not forget.

Complimentary youth tickets are being distributed to Optimist supporters and area organizations.  Hundreds of free tickets are available to area youth and $6.00 adult tickets will be available at the door the evening of the performance.

The All Star Magic Show will be held at the Lincoln Elementary School on Lefever Street in Gettysburg.  The show will begin at 7:00 pm and will conclude with one boy and one girl being presented a brand new bike.  Come on out and enjoy the show.



Bring your holiday cheer to the Refectory tonight at 6pm.  We will start the evening with Cocktails and Hors d’ oeuvres, followed by dinner at 6:30pm.



Come sign-up your son or daughter for this year’s Optimist Basketball season on Saturday, December 7th from 9-11am at the Gettysburg Middle School Cafeteria.  The program is available for all local children in grades 1-6.  The sessions will be broken down by gender and age group.  The basketball program will be on  Saturdays from 9am-1pm at the Gettysburg Middle School gym beginning January 11th.

If you can’t make it for the first sign-up there will be another opportunity to sig- up on Saturday, December 14th from 9-11am at the same location.

The Annual Gettysburg Optimist Family Holiday Party will be held at the Lutheran Refectory on Wednesday, December 11, 2013 at 6pm.  The evening will begin at 6pm with Cocktails and Hors d’ oeuvres, followed by dinner beginning at 6:30pm.  Members, their families and guests are invited to attend.  Please contact Stacey Green at [email protected] to confirm your attendance.  This is a GREAT evening for the entire family so don’t miss this very popular event.  Confirm NOW!

The cost is $10 for Optimist Club members and each of their guests.  Children under 12 are free.  If you are attending with a child, please remember to bring a small, wrapped gift (under $10) with the child’s name attached so that Santa can give them the present!

Wishing you all a safe and happy holiday season!

There is no regular meeting for the Optimist club this month.  Board members will meet at Tom’s at 7pm on Wednesday December 4th.

If you would like to help with the Optimist Basketball sign-ups please be at the Gettysburg Middle School Cafeteria from 9-11am on Saturday December 7th and 14th.

If you are coming to the Optimist Holiday Party on Wednesday December 11th please contact Stacey ([email protected]) to RSVP by Friday December 6th.

The Optimist Magic Show is set for Friday December 13th at 7pm at Lincoln Elementary school. Let’s come out and support this great event.